Dragonfly Forge offers professional knife, tool, and other blade sharpening services to both the Oregon South Coast and the Portland, Oregon Metro areas.
Portland, Oregon Metro Area Sharpening Service
Dragonfly Forge offers professional knife, tool, and other blade sharpening services to the the Portland, Oregon Metro Area.
Offering mobile solar-powered sharpening at your Portland Metro area location by appointment. Minimum order required for mobile sharpening service. Minimum dependent upon location.
Sharpening service by Gabriel Bell, professional bladesmith and cutler, trained in the Japanese tradition.
You can now PRE-ORDER your farmers market sharpening services online to reserve your space at the market and save time.
Hollywood Farmers Market
Place an online pre-order here!
Every week during the Spring-Summer-Fall Season
Every-other-week during the Winter Season
April – September 8AM – 1PM, October – March: 9AM – 1PM
May 20th, 2023
May 27th, 2023
June 3rd, 2023
June 10th, 2023
Woodstock Farmers Market
10AM – 2PM
We will return in July of 2023 to the Woodstock Farmers Market!
*Knives (all blades hand honed)
Knives with blades up to 4″……………………….$6
Knives over 4″ up to 7″………………………………..$7
Knives over 7″ up to 10″……………………………..$8
Serrated blades are an extra $1.
*Scissors & Shears
Scissors & Shears……………..$8
Shovels & Spades………………………..$6
Axes & Hatchets……………………….$8
Gas or Electric Mower Blades……..$9
Other Blades priced upon inspection
Cash, check, and credit/debit cards accepted.
*Extra charge may apply for necessary blade repairs.
14 Replies to “Sharpening Services”
Thank you so much for doing a beautiful job with my 4 Felco clippers and 1 Lopper.
They look so wonderful, but a didn’t go out and try them yet. You two are so delightful and I wish you much success with your business. I had wished that you had
given me a business card so I could get more sharpening done in the future and know
how to contact you.
All my best, Pat Rose
While your request is a little bit outside our usual specialty, I think we might be able to help you with your requests.
I can’t give you a quote on cost, as I don’t know clearly what is to be done, or how long it might take. However, we charge $25 per hour for our labor and can accomplish much in a few hours, depending on the degree of refinement required.
I don’t recommend polishing the sword by hand as it gets rather expensive.
Can you guys engrave some Japanese characters onto my katana? If so, how much would it cost?
I have a 30in bastard sword that I am having a hard time finding someone to sharpen. Any chance you might be able to take care of it?
Would you be willing to blend a secondary bevel of a sword into an appleseed edge? I have a Del Tin 5143 (14th century hand and a half sword) whose previous owner put a rather steep secondary bevel on.
This is just an inquiry for future reference. Thanks in advance! 🙂
Do you plan on attending any of the Portland Metro area Farmers markets this season, and if so when and where?
Thanks for your assistance with this question.
Thank you for your interest in our sharpening service.
We will be at the People’s Co-op Farmers Market today, Wednesday April 16th, 2014 and Wednesdays every-other-week onward.
We will also be at the Hollywood Farmers Market in NE Portland this Saturday, April 18th, 2014 and will attend every-other-week as well.
In June, we will also begin attending the Lents International and Woodstock Farmers Markets in SE Portland once-a-month. We will be at the Lents International Farmers Market every second Sunday of the month beginning on June 8th, 2014. Every forth Sunday of the month we will be at the Woodstock Farmers Market, beginning June 22nd.
You may also be able to find us at the Southwest Waterfront Farmers Market later in the year, but a schedule for that market has not yet been finalized.
Our market schedule is now available on our website’s Sharpening Service page.
We hope you’ll be able to visit us at one of the markets we attend.
If I have a lot of knives to be sharpened (just for my household use), should I bring them to you at a Farmer’s Market? Seems like it would take quite a while to sharpen my knives & tools (including a reel lawn mower). Do you pick up for things like this?
You’re welcome to bring your knives to be sharpened at one of the Farmers Markets I attend. The wait simply would depend on the queue ahead of you.
Otherwise, I would also be happy to come and sharpen at your location in the Portland metro area. A minimum charge would apply, dependent upon your address.
Unfortunately, we are unable to sharpen manual reel lawn mowers.
Do you sharpen paper trimmers? What rate would apply? Also, would you be able to advise us if a particular knife is not worth sharpening?
Thank you, Erica
We do indeed sharpen paper cutters. The price for sharpening would start at $10, with extra charged for exceptionally large ones or repairs.
I would be happy to advise you as to whether the price of a sharpening on particular knife would be justified.
What about a 22″ push mower? The old style hand push reels?
Unfortunately, the old style manual-powered reel lawn mowers are a specialized item and we cannot sharpen them.
Howdy. Do you have an updated farmer’s market schedule for 2015? I’m interested in having a couple of knives sharpened at the People’s Co-Op market.